Kuwait Premier Chairs Meeting on Relief Aid Amid Regional Unrest

By Al Madar, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

KUWAIT CITY, May 24, 2011 -

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad
Al-Sabah chaired the 38th meeting of the Arab Crescent and Red Cross
Organization (ARCO) Executive Committee. During the event, Sheikh Nasser was
honored with the presentation of a memorial shield in appreciation of his
support for civil and welfare groups. The shield was offered by attending
groups including the Arab Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO), the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Kuwait Red Crescent
Society (KRCS).

Addressing the Executive Committee, KRCS Chairman Barjas Al-Barjas
stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation among relief and aid
organizations as the Arab world experiences continued challenges. Al-Barjas
noted that relief aid personnel need to step up efforts and work to ensure
help is continually delivered to those in need.

ARCO Secretary General Abdullah Al-Hazz'a also noted that a major issue
considered was the ongoing situation of the Palestinian people. Al-Hazz'a
urged neighboring Arab governments to ramp up relief efforts in all parts of
the region that have experienced distress.

Kuwait has continued to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the
ongoing violence in the region. According to Global Humanitarian Assistance,
Kuwait contributed $221 million in humanitarian aid from 2000-2009, making it
the fourth-largest non-Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in this


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